Joyce Klein, director of FIELD at the Aspen Institute, recently appeared on the podcast Own It: Starting a Business after Prison to discuss how entrepreneurship can help the formerly incarcerated reenter society. The conversation draws from our report, Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy, which highlights several programs using business ownership strategies to equip formerly incarcerated individuals with tools to support themselves, their families, and their communities.
Tweet Every year, hundreds of thousands of formerly-incarcerated individuals reenter their communities. Business ownership can give them a second chance at opportunity.
Tweet The formerly incarcerated face multiple barriers to opportunity. How can #entrepreneurship help them gain stability & mobility as they readjust to life on the outside?
Tweet By supporting entrepreneurship for the formerly incarcerated, we can aid reentry and curb the #racialwealthgap at the same time.
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